TEA & DESIGN | Autumn arts and crafts exhibition and fair

TEA & DESIGN | Autumn arts and crafts exhibition and fair

Much more than being an ubiquitous drink, tea has inspired many poets and artists over the centuries. It has a highly distinguished role in Japanese culture. Tea is an essential part of our everyday lives, but not necessarily the kind of tea consumed in Japan. Our programme will bring you a closer look on Japanese culture, the traditional, ceremonial way of consuming tea, moreover, you may learn about anything could ever want to know about tea. The exhibiting artists' works are inspired by the shape, colour of the tea plant and the ritual of tea ceremony; the works are in some way related to tea in their form, colour or even function.
The programme is part of a series of events leading up to the opening of the soon-to-open authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony Room.
Please, join us for a day to immerse yourself in the worls of Japanese tea.


Related programmes accompany the art show and fair:

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Tea and other plants made of paper. Origami workshop with Judit Sági and Zsolt Fábián (Magyar Origami Kör)

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Tea ceremony demonstration perfomed by members of Urasenke Hungary

10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.: Wonders of Hopp Museum’s Garden. Garden walk with Zita Gódorné Hazenauer, landscape architect and expert of Japanese gardens

11.30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Sado. The way of the tea. Guided tour in the newly opened side exhibition with Judit Bagi, curator of the Archives at Hopp Museum

12.30 p.m. – 1.10 p.m.: Walk in the exhibition Moon above the Clouds. The Life of Bishop Count Péter Vay and his Japanese Art Collection with His Excellency Mr. Masato Otaka, Ambassador of Japan to Hungary

1.20 p.m. – 1.40 p.m.: Uji ningyo dolls and related traditions. Informal conversation with Hungarian kokeshi artist Réka Tóth-Vásárhelyi

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Music from Japan performed with authenic Japanese instruments. Concert by the Szakura Együttes

3.30 p.m. - 5 p.m.: The "Hungarian" tea. Lecture by Dr. László Orlóci, director of ELTE Botanical Garden on tea cultivation in Europe and specifically in Hungary

Special ticket price applies for this event: 2500 HUF
Free for children aged between 0 and 6 years, no other discounts apply.
Ticket is also valid for the exhibition on the day of the programme.

Tickets are available on the day of the programme at Hopp Museum cassa.